Glossing the Word of God Exploring a Medieval Qur'an and its Interlinear Translations
|Dates:||18 March 2015|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Ünver Rüstem|
Despite the frequent claim that the Qur’an is untranslatable, many historical copies contain Persian or Turkic translations between the lines of Arabic scripture. Qur’ans with interlinear glosses are little known today, but a luxurious, three-language, multivolume manuscript (cod. 760–773) in The University of Manchester’s Special Collections is one of the most important examples of this overlooked group.
Join Dr Ünver Rüstem, Fari Sayeed Visiting Fellow in Islamic Art, University of Cambridge, for a fascinating discussion about this sumptuous trilingual Qur’an’s linguistic, religious, and artistic implications.
This free event will take place on Wednesday, 18 March at 2p.m. in the Christie Room at The John Rylands Library.
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Dr Ünver Rüstem
Role: Fari Sayeed Visiting Fellow in Islamic Art
Organisation: University of Cambridge
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